Laurel L. Williams, DO

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3750 Return Appts./Other
Fax: 713-796-9718

Contact Information

8080 North Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054
United States

Division Head, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Texas Children's Hospital

Director of Residency Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2004
Baylor College of Medicine residency Psychiatry 2002
Baylor College of Medicine internship Psychiatry 2000
University of North Texas Medical School medical school Doctor of Osteopathy 1999


Mental health and resiliency is foundational to our overall well-being and health. I work compassionately and collaboratively with young people, their families and the teams involved in their care to provide humanistic person centered care.

Clinical and Research Interests:

Early attachment and adolescent pregnancy

Suicidal and self-injurious behaviors 


Organization Name Role
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Member (2005 - Current)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Member (2002 - Current)
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) Member (2005-current)
Houston Association of Women Psychiatrists (HAWP) Member (2002 - Current)
PRITE Editorial Board Board Member (2016 - Current)
Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (TSCP) Member (2002 - Current)

Selected Publications

Bleiberg, E. Vyas, A. and Williams, L., Section 7: Pediatric Mental Health, Introduction to Pediatric Mental Health Rudolph’s Pediatrics 23rd Edition. 2018; pp 401-402. Editor Mark W Kline.

Saxena, K., Verrico, C.D., Kahlon, R.S., Amin, P.A., Arvind R., Patel, M., Sharp, C., Williams, L. L. & Shah, A. Borderline Features in Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Adolescent Psychiatry (Bentham Science). 2017.

Williams, L. Sexson, S. Dingle, A and et al. Practical Applications for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Products in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training. Academic Psychiatry. Online Publication September 2015.

Williams, L & Sharp, C. Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence: The Case for a Medium Stay Inpatient Treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Practice Volume 19, Number 2, March 2013.

Sharp, C & Carolyn Ha, Crystal Carbone, Sohye Kim, Katie Perry, Laurel Williams, Fonagy, P. Mentalizing in adolescent inpatients with borderline traits: Treatment effects. Journal of Personality Disorders 2012.

Williams, L., Fonagy, P., Target, M., Fearon, P., Sargent, J., Bleiberg, E., McGregor, J. 2006. Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment, Chapter 11: Training Psychiatry Residents in Mentalization-Based Therapy; pp. 223-232. Editors Allen & Fonagy.

Fearon, P., Target, M., Sargent, J., Williams, L., McGregor, J., Bleiberg, E., Fonagy, P. 2006. Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment, Chapter 10: Short-term Mentalization and Relational Therapy (SMART): An Integrative Family Therapy for Children and Adolescents; pp. 201-222. Editors Allen & Fonagy.